Appendix talk:Glossary of drinking slang

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Wikipedia:List of slang terms for drunkenness authors and history[edit]

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"On a George Best"[edit]

I have removed the "On a George Best" entry from this article, due to it being libel versus a deceased person; which is in my opinion highly distasteful. --Intimidatedtalk 04:10, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Tasteless, maybe, but libel? The man hardly tried to pretend he wasn't an alcoholic. He drank a lot, usually to the point of extreme drunkenness. This is true, and provably so. Also, saying so will not harm his reputation/future earnings because he is dead. So it is not libel. That something is distasteful does not mean it shouldn't be in an encyclopedia. We're recording, not judging. 13:32, 12 December 2005 (UTC) (Skittle)
Given that such an entry is acceptable for Wikipedia (which I would dispute but not reject), is there any evidence of this phrase being used? --Intimidatedtalk 06:38, 14 December 2005 (UTC)